Hosted by Glenn and Phil, this podcast is a virtual trip back in time to the halcyon days of our childhood - the 1980s (and early 1990s). Every week we explore at least one facet of 80's pop culture, discuss questions from our listeners, and report the news from at least 4 of the main franchises of the 80's that are still around today!
Episode 159

This week Glenn, Phil and Sam discuss YOUR favourite Transformers teams and subgroups. Who will make the cut? Who doesn't even get a mention? At least one of the picks will astound even the guys!

We also ferret out all the news from our favourite franchises, including (for once) Ghostbusters news! Seriously, will that third movie ever get made?

Add to the mix a couple of listener questions, and well, that's a rich enough feast for any King of the Nerds.

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Direct download: Episode_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm UTC

Inside the Eighties Studio #1: Hailstorm

Welcome to the very first episode of a brand new regular feature on BTTE! Every week, Glenn will whisk someone off in the nostalgia TARDIS, and ask them about some of their favourite things about the 1980s were, what gives them all warm fuzzy feelings when they remember!

The very first guest is someone we all know and love - Nicole, aka Hailstorm! Many thanks to Nicole for being so great and lovely!

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Direct download: ITES_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm UTC

When the Music Stops - 2001: A Space Odyssey

In one of the stranger readalongs we've listened to at BTTE Towers, this is the adaptation of Arthur C Clarke's story and Stanley Kubrick's movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

My god, it's full of awesome.

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Direct download: 2001.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm UTC

When the Music Stops: Thundercats - Quest for the Magic Crystal

The courageous ThunderCats, forced to leave their home planet, begin a new life on strange and dangerous Third Earth. Led by young Lord Lion-O, keeper of the Mystic Sword of Omens, they'll need all their special powers just to survive!

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Direct download: Thundercats_-_Quest_for_the_Magic_Crystal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm UTC

Episode 158

This week's episode sees Glenn, Phil and Jii look back through the annals of time to the year 1986, where we see the very first appearance of everyone's favourite Autobot brutality team - the Wreckers!

We also discuss all the news that's worth reporting on from our favourite franchises, as well as answer at least one question about cake.

Did you know, that "The Wreckers" is also the name of a band featuring Michelle Branch? Nope, me neither.

Wreck and Rule!

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Direct download: Episode_158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm UTC

When the Music Stops - TRON

Yes folks, all the way from 1982, comes TRON, a story about a computer programmer who gets digitised and sent into a another dimension, where he has to save everything from the bad guys, especially David Warner!

Interesting fact - Corey Burton took inspiration from Warner's character in TRON when he was creating the voice of G1 Shockwave in the cartoon. Well I found it interesting.

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Direct download: TRON.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34pm UTC

Episode 157

Glenn's back from his hollybobs this week, so he and Phil discuss what it's really like to be a passenger on the Queen Mary 2, and how Glenn liked New York and all of it's sights, including going to see the Ghostbuster firehouse!

We also bring you all the news that's important this week in our favourite franchises, as well as bringing you up to speed on all of the football news, it would seem. Maybe we need to make a football podcast too. Nah. That'd never catch on.

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JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

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Direct download: 157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm UTC

WTMS: Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy.

Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker have established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth.

The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space....

The more you know!

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Direct download: The_Empire_Strikes_Back.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm UTC